One of the many hidden alcove pools at the Ritz-Carlton Tenerife, now bookable via both Starwood and Marriott points.
The only constant in travel hacking is change. In the hotel..
There is a lot of interest in Marriott Flight and Hotel Packages of late. It could be because Southwest chose to go the corporately responsible path, it could be the
I’ll say this up front: it is wrong to stay at the Ritz Carlton when in Berlin. It is most inappropriate to associate with a brand that exudes opulence in a
Plenty of folks have already written about the opportunities opened up by the merging of the Starwood and Marriott programs. I’m not looking to restate what they said, so go
As you know, Marriott is buying Starwood, which is a bummer, so I’m trying to figure out a silver lining. Presumably Starwood credit cards will become Marriott credit cards at some
As long time readers know, I’m a Marriott fan, despite calling it the red-headed step child of the miles and points game. That post was more talking about the personal
Last week, Joe from As the Joe Flies, Joe Cortez, and I convened to award the Saverocity Observation Deck 2015 End of Year Awards. Of course, this was a light
Early this morning, Marriott announced that it would buy Starwood Hotels and Resorts. The deal, which has Marriott paying $12.2B in cash and stock, will create the largest hotel..
Introduction: A Last Minute Singapore F1 Weekend
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Executive Club Lounge at the Singapore Marriott, courtesy of Marriott.
This past weekend, my wife and I took a very last minute trip to Singapore, partially to partake of the Night
This is a follow-up to a post from a few weeks ago breaking out hotel redemptions by category. That post looked at the number of redemptions by category for domestic
I was curious about the relative popularity of various credit cards, but since banks don’t like to give out details on the performance of individual products, it’s not easy to tell
Bloggers have spilled large quantities of digital ink arguing over which hotel loyalty program is better, whose points are worth what, and so forth. As with many aspects of the
I’m absolutely convinced that there is one use of Marriott points that is by far the best. The value of miles is always greater than hotel points, but in this case, you
Let me start off as clearly as I can about our hotel reviews. Long time readers may notice I am usually pretty positive about the hotels I stay at. In
This is a continuation of the “vacation run” – a 50/50 mileage run / vacation my wife and I took to Cairo in January, 2015. Previous posts include: Etihad flight
Looking back on 2014, it was a pretty busy year for me. For starters, Joe and I started this blog – and we both truly appreciate the great connections we’ve
On the heels of Lazy Travelers and Doctor Of Credit posting about the 140,000 point sign up bonus without the annual fee waiver, Chase and Ritz Carlton rolled out a really, really
Redeem 1,850 points for a $25 gift card, the following gift cards are on the 26% sale:
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Dom Perignon on Emirates
This trip was planned in one way, shape and form for more than 9 months. In fact, the miles we used for this trip had been earmarked